Equestrian Escapes Team
Sarah Caplan BSc BHSAI (UK Office)
Managing Director and Travel Consultant
Sarah has had a love of animals and in particular horses all of her life. Her family had a passion for travel and so it only seemed natural to combine the two strongest memories of her childhood. She qualified from Manchester University with a degree in Zoology and then spent 10 years working as a partner in a travel business. Throughout her life, Sarah has owned and competed horses in show jumping, eventing and dressage.
She is a qualified BHS instructor and later became The British Horse Society Representative in the North West of England. Equestrian Escapes was started in 2006 with the aim to provide quality horse riding holidays throughout the UK and Europe.
When Sarah isn’t out and about sourcing new equestrian centres to work with or selling holidays, she can be found training either her 5 year old 17.3 hh German mare Freixenet or Dustin Hoffman a 5 year old Belgium show jumper measuring in at a tiny 15.3 hh!
Hatty Scaramanga (UK Office)
Sales & Marketing Director
Hatty first worked part time for Equestrian Escapes in 2013, splitting her time between EE and working in the fashion industry in London. Following a move to Chester in 2017, she has now worked full time for EE for the last 3 years and continues to be an integral part of moving the company forward.
As a child she had a pony and was a member of the pony club, however from the young age of 12 a career in Athletics and Hockey beckoned and she competed for the regional teams in both disciplines, even joining the British team as an under 18 high-jumper for a season. Recently however she has decided to take up horse riding again and is learning from the best, confident in walk, jump and canter, she is finding her stirrups again and really enjoying getting back in the saddle.
Chessy Kelly (UK Office)
Digital Marketing Manager & Travel Consultant
Chessy has worked part time for Equestrian Escapes for the last 5 years. She has been involved with horses all her life and has extensive equestrian knowledge. With a career in fashion mail order and online publishing she has honed her digital and customer service skills. As a passionate equestrian this is the perfect job talking about horses and holidays!
The best place to see the world is from a horse so she has her faithful happy hacker as well as a family of Connemara’s which continue the breeding line her mother started in Ireland 20 years ago. The breeding line is all named after the weather: she currently has Cloudy Sky, Luna Eclipse and a new member born 2019: Hailey's Comet.
With her two foals Chessy has had to fast track her knowledge in pre and post birth care!
Our goal is to provide a truly memorable horse riding experience designed by people who understand horse riding. This means you can book with confidence knowing we have:
* Inspected and approved the stables and the quality of the horses you will ride
* Checked the riding instructors and guides are suitably qualified and operate safely
* Assessed the rides for their quality and to match them to differing riding standards
* Carefully put together riding itineraries that are fun, exciting and challenging (for those who want to be challenged!)
At the heart of our business is our respect for horses and the value they have added to man throughout the ages. We feel the horse helps remind us of the strong link between humans and environment. In addition we recognize the benefits that horse-riding gives to individuals.
We want to be known for offering the best selection of UK horse riding holidays and abroad possible and for our customers to feel happy to recommend us to their friends and families.
Please look through our customer testimonials to read at first hand what has been said about our holidays. From our UK short break riding holiday Bournemouth to our tailor made one week Andalucia packages you will find comments straight from the horse's mouth. Don't forget to read about our horse riding holidays in Italy where you will be staying in a fairy tale castle!
We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.